Thursday, February 21, 2013

You Pierce My Soul...

200 years has passed since Pride and Prejudice was first published. The British wouldn't be the British if there wasn't a very classy commemoration of this wonderful event in the history of (book)time. So now there are special stamps available for those who wish to celebrate this joyous occasion. The stamps include scenes from all six of her novels and they consist of newly-commissioned artwork depicting scenes from her books. The Royal Mail has also announced that it will mark all those letters, posted in Chawton in Hampshire, where Miss Austen spent the last years of her life, and Steventon, where she was born. The mark will be featuring the Pride and Prejudice quote "Do anything rather than marry without affection". The sale starts today! What better gift for a true Austenite.

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